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Harvesting plants in space

For humans to travel to the moon and Mars, they’ll need to bring a lowly weed. Just as actor Matt Damon attempts to survive on Mars in the movie The Martian by cultivating plants in unfavorable conditions, real life astronauts interested in colonizing Mars may also need to understand how to grow plants in extreme […]

The healing power of shark skin?

Recent outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria in several U.S. hospitals has experts looking for innovative solutions. One University of Florida professor thinks shark skin could offer hope.